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Little Classics News: 20 July 2014

New Classic Car TV Show at H&H Buxton Sale

New Classic Car TV Show at H&H Buxton Sale

Simon Hope and the H&H Classics motor car specialist team are excited to be involved with a new classic car TV series to be shown on Discovery Networks later this year.

In an episode of 'Turbo Pickers', to be screened in the autumn, presenters Dave Southall and Paul Cowland put one of their freshly revitalised cars through H&H's 23 July Buxton sale. As with any auction, anything can happen on the day, so expect some real life drama and all the excitement of the saleroom.

1984 Rolls-Royce Camargue

Joining the star of the small screen at the Pavilion Gardens venue are over 100 other classics, all certain to appeal to a broad range of classic car enthusiasts. The catalogue includes entries as varied as a cheeky left-hand drive 1972 Fiat 500 at ‘No Reserve’, to what was once one of the most expensive cars in the world, a 1984 Rolls-Royce Camargue (above), for £32,000 – 36,000.

1963 Land Rover 88 Safari

Other lots high on many collectors’ wish lists today include a 1963 Land Rover 88 ‘Safari’ (above), at £6000 – 8000, a superb 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (below) in rare and desirable 4-speed manual specification (£55,000 – 65,000), a Bentley Mk VI Standard Steel Saloon for £25,000 – 30,000, and a 1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth with just 9000 miles on the clock from new.

The latter, owned by the vendor from new, is finished in Dark Aubergine with Raven leather and carries an estimate of £24,000 - 28,000. Who knows, it could possibly revive Jeremy Clarkson’s early passion for a ‘Cossie’.

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Turbo Pickers will have six 60-minute episodes with Dave Southall and Paul Cowland hunting for rare vehicles, car parts and collectibles to turn their picks into profit.

Paul is the brains behind the business and Dave is a genius under the bonnet. The pair come across some gems including a 1986 Porsche 924S that they bring back to life as a racing car, a 1966 Triumph Herald still in its original packaging, and a Citroën H van used for years as a horse box which they restore into a sought-after catering vehicle.

For further information on the Auction see or contact H&H Classics Ltd on +44 (0) 1925 210035. Email:


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